Life is unpredictable. Just about 2 years ago I was busy and healthy like you. I aspired to fully realize who I was as a creative. Then I encountered an unprecedented hardship; A very mysterious illness arose in my body. A cascade of debilitating symptoms resulted in a fragile life bound to a wheelchair. I lost traction as a triathlete and my career as a creative was scattered. It felt like my identity was taken away from me while my navigation system went blind. I needed to switch my approach from auto pilot to manual mode.
The art space is designed to be ever moving: open, with no boundaries. It caters to the present moment regardless of what may blossom. The aim could be to facilitate the ideals of a perfect show where masterpieces on white walls are easy to enjoy and purchase. However, our goal is to encourage the masters to be artists who passionately paint, compose and dance every day. The creatives are free to share and adapt to their own evolving process. So when the gallery opens its doors on event night, the exchange goes beyond commerce and instead multiplies into art appreciation.
When we are obsessed with the destination, unexpected situations can be discouraging. Art reminds us to focus on the present moment and trust the process. So whether you are an artist, a patron, or a person with chronic illness: don’t be shy. Switch off the auto pilot mode. Let’s celebrate the unpredictability of life and its every moment.